This week’s video answers the question of how to calculate the size of your book cover wrap. A lot of people find this confusing, but about 8 minutes from now you will know the answer and get to see a cover come together on screen, you won’t want to miss that.
Here I’m trying out a screencast video. Using software to record my computer screen, I can show you in detail exactly what I’m doing and explain why as you watch. I love these types of instructional videos and find them by far the easiest way to learn something new, particularly with software.
In fact, I watched two instructional screencasts while I was preparing this one. I think it came out pretty well for a first attempt, what do you think?
Since I’m still learning this technology, I’ve got a ways to go before the video (and the audio) are as good as I would like them to be.
Give my your feedback in the comments. Do you find this a better learning experience? Let me know.
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Discussed in this video:
- Calculating book spine width
- Using the Lightning Source cover template generator
- Assembling a book cover in Adobe InDesign
- How to calculate spine width if you know the number of pages and the paper’s pages-per-inch (PPI) specification
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